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    Quote Originally Posted by IronBunny View Post
    Today it is so gray that it's only merit is to stay home relax and forget the outdoors... Cheers!



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    Good call. Say I'm soft or whatever but I would have done the same.

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    I've done the same. Hard decision for me, but the correct one.
    Dance as if no one is watching.

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    Yep, it was a real disappointment...

    I was so excited, and I had made so much preparation, and I was ready, but who could have tell me from a month ego that the weather would have turn this way for 6 consecutive rainy days of my vacation...

    Tough decision but now I am 100% glad that I decided not to go, I was not going to be happy and I was not going to enjoy it.

    I would have had ruin everyone else's experience by feeling miserable and not being a happy camper, so am glad I was able to retract and not go this time...



    Look at that weather chart, unbelievable...

    At times I look up into the sky and ask, why God, why me, why on my planned vacation...

    Instead today I decided to go float down the river and relax...







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    I must be honest, I am a sunshine kind of guy... I
    Hate gray sky's and I love rain only when I am in my house watching Netflix.


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    Here is the conclusion to this thread.

    I did the later part of this excursion, I planned my travels around the weather cast so not to get wet, I had a blast, the NC700X is a great motorcycle and performed flawlessly.

    I averaged closed to 300mi per day, coverd a total of 1600 miles, and really the only main complaint was about the wind issues with the stock windshield, some minor seat discomfort toward the end of the day, but for the most part, happy comfy riding most of the time.

    Here are some pictures, enjoy...





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    This series is at the Dragon on Friday.



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    After the Dragon I did the moonshine drive which took me to the second camping site the Kickstand lodge, yes I now know mo for those who have been there

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    I met with the group for the first time and we all camp together at kickstand lodge, but Saturday morning I went my own separate way again.

    In the morning I passed by Cherokee on my way to Clingsman Dome, it was very dramatic clouds, cool pictures but very little visibility.

    At the Dragon I met a stranger that shared a nice scenic route from NC to Hellen GA, which is why I split from the group and continued on my own.

    From Cherokee I went south on 441 to 76/64/23/28/Warwoman rd/Clayton GA/97/386 to Hellen.

    Route 28 is a full of waterfalls, a must do scenic road, Hellen was a jammed with traffic so I skipped that and went the other direction to Two Wheels of Suches to reunite with the group again.

    Kickstand lodge is more of a party campground, Suches is better maintain and more organized, loved the both, am a fish that can swim in different waters.

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    Saturday night rained all night , the walmart tend help up and I didn't wake up in a swimming pool.

    By 11am the roads were dry and I finally got to go on a ride with the group, we did a popular route of that are with some very challenging twist.

    To be honest, I prefer to ride alone and just meet up with them at night. By the end of the run I was all tense from the amount of concentration and hard work I had to put trying to keep up with the group. I don't have the same skill levels, they go there for the fun and the challenge, they did wait for me every so often, but I enjoy a different kind of phase. Taking U turns roads at 60 MPH is not my favorite cup of tea.

    When we got back to the camping grounds, they were staying one more night knowing then morning forecast for rain, I decided to get a head start that evening, and made it past Macon GA before I got a hotel.

    Monday morning it was all sunshine again and so I detour to explore and venture to Tallahassee, it was a ghost town, and that border of FL and GA is not exciting at all.

    After riding so many beautiful roads in North GA, coming back to FL was very boring riding here.

    I made it home by noon, safe, happy and exhausted, no tickets, managed to keep the shiny side up all times and no mechanical issues. Comfy for the most part.

    The trip was a success and not that expensive at all. Kudos to the NC700X.

    The end.

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    By the way, GA has twists roads that are as exciting, challenging and fun as NC and TN but without the tourist traffic, so I was able to enjoy GA the best.

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